Tuesday, October 10, 2006

outside our front door

Clara discovered this when she got home from school today. A praying mantis laying an egg case. Cool! A quick google search revealed that, once she's finished, the egg case will hatch 100-400 little darlings that will gobble up any evil doer bugs in our garden.

Sorry, mama...I cut your head off in the pic.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can stomach lots of things, but not insect eggs or *shudder* egg cases. GAH.

10/10/2006 8:38 PM  
Blogger Pearls Mother said...

Wow, nature studies at the front door!

10/11/2006 9:34 AM  
Blogger Tygher Knits said...

I've been seeing a lot of praying mantises around here .. they're very active suddenly. Hard to believe they're protected, as many as I've seen!

10/11/2006 11:28 AM  

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